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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!  I hope you have a beautiful day surrounded by your loved ones;  you truly deserve it! XOXO If you have lost your mother, I am truly sorry … I hope your memories bring you comfort and joy. At Grief Hope Network, we recognize there are several ways to help you feel better …

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9-11 United in Courage & Grief

Everyone in the U.S. and around the world probably remembers the exact circumstances of when they heard of the tragedy that happened on 9/11.  It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years already.  At times, it still feels like it just recently happened.  The September 11 attacks killed 2,977 people and injured more than 6,000 others. …

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Global Grief after Orlando Tragedy

Dear Fellow Grief Hope Network Members, HUGE HUG to you at this time.  As you know, the city of Orlando, the United States and the world are in mourning over the loss of 49 people and injury of 48 others on June 12th.  Our hearts are broken and we have empathy for all those left …

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Saying the Right Things When You Offer Sympathy

What do you say to your best friend when his father dies? How do you comfort your cousin who has lost a spouse? And what words can comfort a parent who has lost their child? These are common thoughts for anyone when trying to decide how to offer sympathies to a grieving family member or …

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Grief Is a Healthy, Helpful Choice

Grief Is a Healthy, Helpful Choice BY RICK WARREN — OCTOBER 14, 2015 For over 20 years, I have been blessed to be a member of Saddleback Church led by Pastor Rick Warren.  Like all members here, Rick, his wife Kay and their family have gone through the loss of their loved ones, including their …

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I am sorry … volunteers needed for this site PLEASE!

Dear Grief Hope Network members, I apologize for not being active on this site for a few months.  I created this site a in 2011, six years after my husband’s sudden departure to heaven when my son was 4 years old.  God put it on my heart to help others going through the grief process …

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You can still celebrate LOVE on Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day GHN members! I realize you probably don’t feel like there’s anything to celebrate if you’re still grieving the loss of a loved one.  All holidays were bittersweet the first few years after my husband passed away.  But I had to put on a happy face for my young son; I didn’t want …

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Thanksgiving Grief Poem

Celebrating Thanksgiving if you’ve recently lost a loved one can be difficult.  I hope the memories you shared bring you some comfort at this time.  This poem was written by a mother who lost her son.  I hope you find it some inspiration and peace by reading it.   Thanksgiving Grief Poem THANKSGIVING The time …

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Humor & Grief … can they co-exist?

If you are in the early stages of grief, you may think it’s impossible to find anything funny or that you’ll ever be able to laugh again.  I remember those days from over 10 years ago.  But, growing up in a large Irish Catholic family (4 brothers and 3 sisters) there was always something to …

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Coping with Suicide Loss

Like millions of people around the world, I was shocked by the news of Robin Williams’ death a few weeks ago.  It was so heartbreaking to learn that the man who made us laugh by sharing his amazing talent with us for decades, was internally suffering in silence.  I took the news hard as it …

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